June always ends up being the busiest month of my year, and this year was no exception, with birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and a couple of First Holy Communion celebrations as well!
During June I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the Folksy Friday animations by Leanne Warren of Leapup. I was asked to contribute a few pieces to be used in the animations, and it’s been fabulous seeing them come to life. If you want to watch them all click here, and I’ve included a few photos below too.
This little fish is inspired by my lavender bag range (I’m going to be making more soon). She caught the fancy of a cheeky seagull!
Hitch the Seagull by Big Bird Little Bird
Dora the Donkey by Lavendonmade
Beach hut bunting by Michelle Corbin Design
Photo from Leanne Warren.
This flower is now listed in my Folksy shop as a made to order item. It’s so much fun making them! It featured in the Rainbows and Unicorns animation.
Another project I’ve been working on for some time was finished during June; it’s been delivered now so I can finally share it! My auntie commissioned me to embroider her house, and my grandparents house, which she grew up in. It was to be stitched in black and grey. It’s been a challenge, I won’t deny that, but it’s been interesting too. My 6 year old daughter was a fabulous cheerleader on this project- her little fist pump and ‘yesss’ when I told her I’d finished stitching the railings was wonderful!
In between stitching these hoops – and to add a little colour to my day, I made another embroidered pin cushion. I’ve really enjoyed making these, just playing with stitch and colour is very relaxing! Should I do some for my shop?!
This week I’m going to be starting Christmas craft fair stock. Feels scary but I need to get organised! As I’ve been so busy recently with other stuff I’ve started to feel a bit panicky about not being ready for Christmas. As I write this there’s only 178 days to go…. if they go as fast as June went, yikes!